TWO Benarty councillors feel that while walking to school is a good idea in principal the planned route for Benarty children to Lochgelly High School is fraught with dangers.

Lea McLelland and Rosemary Liewald claim that the volume of traffic is high, the say and a fence is broken which means that anyone can easily fall into the Fitty Burn.

However, the council's education chief said that everything would be done to make routes safe.

Shelagh McLean, Head of Education & Children's Services said: "Officers have walked all of the existing routes which currently receive transport due to historic decisions about their availability.

"This was carried out at times when pupils would be walking to or from school - on school days either in the hour before morning bell time or the hour after afternoon bell time. "Using the criteria for assessment (which is based on the RoSPA/Road Safety GB guidance document, Assessment of Walked Routes to School) officers assessed a range of criteria along routes including pavements, paths, crossing points and traffic flow."

Councillors McLelland and Liewald are not convinced and will strongly campaign that this route from Benarty is not adopted post consultation.